Depends. It really depends on the severity of the injury to the scaphoid but i would say at least 4-6 weeks with supportive brace and rest as much as possible.
8-12 weeks. Assuming there is no fracture, sometimes the pain from a contused scaphoid can take 8-12 weeks to feel back to normal.
I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,
Repeat x-ray. I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated. Read more...